Italy flights and travel guide

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Reasons to fly to Italy

What will you get from purchasing airline tickets to Italy? Poets, painters, musicians, magicians, artists, novelists – just a few of the types of people who emerged from Italy and set the groundwork for today’s music, literature, theater, art, and cuisine. Names like Raphael, Botticelli, Michelangelo, and da Vinci evoke images of the Renaissance era, when art was the backbone of humanity and extravagance knew no boundaries. Today, travelers going to Italy find themselves immersed in history and culture. From Rome to Venice to the Amalfi coast, nothing is off limits to travelers touring Italy. 

Embrace Roman architecture at its finest and indulge in Italy’s vineyards. Take a drive under the Tuscan sun before boarding your Italy flight to the snow-capped mountain tops of the Dolomites. Treat yourself to the finest cuisine before immersing yourself in the romantic Venice canals. Each city in Italy has its own character and personality but one thing remains constant throughout the country: Italy has style. Whether you’re a fashionista, sommelier, struggling artist or operatic singer, book a trip to Italy to be inspired.

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Best Time to Fly to Italy

Peak Season:

Seaside and mountain hotels in Italy are packed from June into September. The mountain ski season is December through April. Despite the heat and humidity, the cities are busy April through October, particularly June and July, and Christmas and New Year’s. Venice is also packed during Carnival (February). The crowds are less intense and the weather perfect April through May and September through October. December 15 through 24 is also a quieter time to fly to Italy.

Off Season:

The low season usually runs from November to mid-December, and December 25 to March 31. Most attractions go on shorter winter hours or are closed for renovation. August is when most Italians take their vacations and close their shops and businesses.

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Melisse Hinkle
A New England native but explorer at heart, Melisse has lived in four U.S. cities, spent a summer in Hawaii, made her way through wine-producing regions in Australia and New Zealand, and traveled around Europe while studying abroad in London. She is the Content Manager for the U.S. and Canada at Cheapflights.
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    Newark International (EWR) to Milan, Italy (MIL)
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    Newark International (EWR) to Milan, Italy (MIL)
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    Newark International (EWR) to Milan, Italy (MIL)
    from$634RTwith Smartfares.com
    Newark International (EWR) to Milan, Italy (MIL)
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    Approx flight times

    John F. Kennedy International to G. Marconi:
    8 hr 0 mins
    John F. Kennedy International to Malpensa:
    8 hr 9 mins
    Newark International to Malpensa:
    7 hr 58 mins
    John F. Kennedy International to Capodichino:
    8 hr 25 mins
    John F. Kennedy International to Punta Raisi:
    8 hr 30 mins
    John F. Kennedy International to Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino:
    8 hr 24 mins
    Newark International to Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino:
    8 hr 15 mins

    In-flight reading

    Angels and Demons

    Dan BrownOnly marginally less popular than The Da Vinci Code, this thriller is set in the heart of Rome and sees its hero taken on a treasure hunt throughout the streets of the city.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    Edward GibbonEven the single-volume abridged version is still a classic recounting of 13 centuries of the history of Rome and Italy.

    The Name of the Rose

    Umberto EcoA murder mystery set in a 14th-century Italian monastery interwoven with histories of the Christian sects and movements, heresy, and monastic secrets.

    The Medici

    Colonel G. F. YoungA history of 13 generations of the Medici family and how they brought about a period of learning, art, and science to Florence and the world.

    I, Claudius

    Robert GravesBestselling novel written from the viewpoint of the Emperor Claudius that tells of the intrigues and struggles of Imperial Rome from Caesar's time to Claudius's own reign.